ONCE UPON AN IRISH SUMMER-The Hamiltons in Ireland

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Located south-east of Mountcharles, the front of the manor house faces the sea on the coast of Co. Donegal, Ireland. Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner.  On buildingsofireland.ie, the estate is described in great detail. I'll paraphrase here: five-bay three-story over basement country house built in 1750. Set back from the road in extensive landscaped parkland grounds overlooking Donegal Bay to the south. House Built, Donegal, Photo Credit, Basement, Ireland, Irish, Coast, Faces, Detail

The Hall

Located south-east of Mountcharles, the front of the manor house faces the sea on the coast of Co. Donegal, Ireland. Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner. On buildingsofireland.ie, the estate is described in great detail. I'll paraphrase here: five-bay three-story over basement country house built in 1750. Set back from the road in extensive landscaped parkland grounds overlooking Donegal Bay to the south.

This is the dowager house where Aunt Mary lived after she became a widow. It's on the estate ground of The Hall in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Aunt, Photo Credit, Ireland, Irish, Summer, House, Summer Time, Irish Language

Aunt Mary's house

This is the dowager house where Aunt Mary lived after she became a widow. It's on the estate ground of The Hall in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

This is the never-ending wall around the gardens, manor house, carriage house, stables, and servant's quarters, all within the greater woods of The Hall estate of Alexander & Aunt Mary Montgomery. Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Allen lived with Aunt Mary here while she proved him the education of a gentleman for 3 years. They both spend considerable time at the manor house with the rest of the family. Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner Donegal, Carriage House, Stables, Family Photo, 3 Years, Aunt, Photo Credit, Gentleman, Woods

Estate wall

This is the never-ending wall around the gardens, manor house, carriage house, stables, and servant's quarters, all within the greater woods of The Hall estate of Alexander & Aunt Mary Montgomery. Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Allen lived with Aunt Mary here while she proved him the education of a gentleman for 3 years. They both spend considerable time at the manor house with the rest of the family. Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

This is the probable burial place of Elizabeth Hamilton, Allen's mother. The headstone are unreadable in this gorgeous old cemetery in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner Old Cemeteries, Northern Ireland, Cemetery, Photo Credit, Hamilton, Golf Courses, Irish, Places, Outdoor Decor

Irvinestown cemetery

This is the probable burial place of Elizabeth Hamilton, Allen's mother. The headstone are unreadable in this gorgeous old cemetery in Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

Estate boundary wall of The Hall erected Mountcharles, County Donegal - Photo credit, Buildings of Ireland Boundry Wall, Coping Stone, Gates And Railings, Double Gate, Metal Gates, Stone Masonry, Dry Stone, Donegal, Beach Waves

The Hall, HALL DEMESNE, Mountcharles, DONEGAL - Buildings of Ireland

These boundary walls, of indeterminable date, surround the former demesne land associated with The Hall (see 40847025). They survive in good condition, whic...

View from the edge of The Hall estate of the sea, Mountcharles, County Donegal - Photo credit Buildings of Ireland Coping Stone, Gates And Railings, Double Gate, Boundary Walls, Metal Gates, Stone Masonry, Dry Stone, Donegal, Beach Waves

The Hall, HALL DEMESNE, Mountcharles, DONEGAL - Buildings of Ireland

These boundary walls, of indeterminable date, surround the former demesne land associated with The Hall (see 40847025). They survive in good condition, whic...

One of the gateways to the The Hall estate, Mountcharles, County Donegal - Buildings of Ireland Gates And Railings, Boundary Walls, Wrought Iron Gates, Donegal, Maine House, Countryside, Entrance, Ireland, Irish

The Hall, HALL DEMESNE, Mountcharles, DONEGAL - Buildings of Ireland

This elegant gateway creates a suitable fine first impression at the entrance to a demesne of the quality of The Hall. Notable for its refined simplicity an...

The stables are on the right of this tree-lined drive to the carriage house on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Carriage House, Stables, Photo Credit, Entrance, Ireland, Irish, Sidewalk, Country Roads

Entrance to Carriage House

The stables are on the right of this tree-lined drive to the carriage house on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

This path from the back of The Hall manor house leads to the extensive gardens which are in a state of restoration in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Photo Credit, Paths, Ireland, Irish, Restoration, Sidewalk, Gardens, Summer

The Hall, back view

This path from the back of The Hall manor house leads to the extensive gardens which are in a state of restoration in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

This photo was probably taken in the late of what was the Montgomery estate where Aunt Mary lived and where Allen Hamilton received an education for three years Donegal, Ireland Travel, Northern Ireland, Acre, Hamilton, Irish, Bucket, Outdoor, Education

The Hall, Mtcharles, Ireland

This photo was probably taken in the late 1800s of what was the Montgomery estate where Aunt Mary lived and where Allen Hamilton received an education for three years

The is the rear view of the carriage house on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Carriage House, Rear View, Photo Credit, Ireland, Irish, Garage Doors, Shed, Outdoor Structures

Carriage House

The is the rear view of the carriage house on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

Withing the estate's extensive gardens is an inner wall, inside which are found fruit trees and a vegetable garden in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Fruit Trees, Vegetable Garden, Photo Credit, Ireland, Irish, Country Roads, Gardens, Wall

The Hall, inner garden

Withing the estate's extensive gardens is an inner wall, inside which are found fruit trees and a vegetable garden in Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner

Another view of Aunt Mary's home, the dower house, on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner Donegal, Aunt, Photo Credit, Ireland, Vineyard, Irish, Country Roads, Summer, House

Dower House

Another view of Aunt Mary's home, the dower house, on the estate of The Hall, Mt. Charles, Co. Donegal, Ireland Photo credit, Wendy Wilson Spooner